My song shall bless the Lord of all

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1 My song shall bless the Lord of all,
My praise shall climb to his abode;
Thee, Savior, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty God.

2 Without beginning or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense;
Eternal ages saw Him shine,
He shines eternal ages hence.

3 As much, when in the manger laid,
Almighty ruler of the sky,
As when the six day's work he made
Fill'd all the morning-stars with joy.

4 Of all the crowns Jehovah bears,
Salvation is the dearest claim;
That gracious sound well pleas'd he hears,
And owns Immanuel for his name.

5 A cheerful confidence I feel,
My well-plac'd hopes with joy I see;
My bosom glows with heavenly zeal
To worship him who died for me.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #75

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25,1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hastin… Go to person page >

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First Line: My song shall bless the Lord of all
Author: William Cowper

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My song shall bless the Lord of all. W. Cowper. [The Godhead of Christ.] First published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book ii., No. 38, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Jehovah Jesus." Although not in extensive use, it is a dogmatic hymn of more than usual merit, and is worthy of greater attention.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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